If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is
the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection
of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is
time recaptured, the return to the time before time.
– Octavio Paz

Havana, Cuba
Omo Valley, Ethiopia
The Sahel, Nouakchott, Mauritania

One’s not half of two;
Two are halves of one.
– e.e. cummings

United States

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed.
As in filling a vessel drop by drop,
There is at last a drop which makes it run over;
so in a series of 
kindnesses there is
at last one which makes the heart run over.
– Samuel Johnson


In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything,
two minus one equals nothing.
– Mignon McLaughlin

Shanghai, China
Gostivar, Macedonia

Two are better than one because they
have a good reward for their labor.
– Ecclesiastes 4:9 KJV

Agra, India

No road is long with good company.
– Turkish Proverb

Luoyang, China
Srinagar, Kashmir
La Fortuna, Honduras

I cannot think of any need in childhood as
strong as the need for a father’s protection.
– Sigmund Freud

Angkor, Cambodia

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
– Vietnamese Proverb

Amdo, Tibet

Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
– William Shakespeare

Machen, Tibet

It is one of the most beautiful compensations
of this life that no man can sincerely try to help
another without helping himself.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Goa, India



Steve McCurry:  A Life in Pictures

The book brings together all of McCurry’s key adventures and influences, from his experiences travelling as a young adult to his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods. Then to his first breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York, and up to his current work.

The selection of photographs includes his best-known shots and over 100 previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry’s authoritative text – drawn from her familial relationship with Steve – as well as reflections from many of Steve’s friends and close colleagues.

Available in Italy, October 9, 2018 – Mondadori/Electa

Available in Germany,  October 10 – Knesebeck publishers

Available in the UK – October 22 – Laurence King Publishers

Available in France,  November 8 – La Martiniere

Available in the U.S.  November 22 – Laurence King


By Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

To read more about Steve go to

23 replies on “POWER OF TWO”

It’s great to have the work of your life at last in one book. This work of yours will be my treasure.

How so very true!!! He evokes such emotion in every one.
Thank you Steve so very much!! Best of Blessings to you Cheers!

Thank you so much for the beautiful photographs and remarks. It is a gift. I really feel we are all one family and community. Glad to hear about your book.
I would like to order in November. I for my recently married daughter and son-in-law and one for me.

As usual a series of amazing photographs beautifully captured from all corners of the world.
Thank you Stevehbai.

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